Rosenhan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is Preston's mom's signature chocolate chip cookie recipe and the only chocolate chip cookie he likes. When we were dating and he was in California and I was still in Arizona, Preston used to have me go by his mom's house to pick up cookies to bring to him on my trips down. No lie. Margaret would load me up with a gallon-sized bag of cookies and if I'm being honest, only about 3/4 of the bag actually made it to Preston! Every time we go home to visit, Margaret has cookies in the freezer for us.

I have tried a zillion and one chocolate chip cookie recipes on him but Preston is stalwart. He ONLY likes these cookies. So I have admitted defeat and confess these cookies are my favorite too. You should know that we like them best frozen with a big glass of (soy) milk. In fact, we usually have a bag of them in our freezer at all times. Is it any wonder my diets fail???

(This recipe makes about 8 million cookies so I usually cut it in half and it still makes a ton. Seriously, it makes about 3 rolls of cookie dough. Margaret makes the whole recipe and then rolls the excess dough, wraps it in saran wrap and then foil, and sticks it in the freezer so she always has dough available.)

1 pound of margarine
2 cups of white sugar
2 cups of brown sugar
4 eggs
5 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon of vanilla
4 cups of quick oats
1 package of chocolate chips

1. Cream sugar, margarine, and eggs.
2. Add vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
4. Slowly add dry mix to wet ingredients.
5. Fold in oats and chocolate chips.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

**I have started substituting the chocolate chips for white chocolate chips and Craisins and it is D-I-V-I-N-E.

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